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Old 04-08-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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first bike, fuel injected or carbeurated?

So I'm going to be getting my first bike here soon and I keep hearing so many different things. My freiends say get fuel injected and my dad says carbeurated, I don't know if he is just old school or what. So I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me realize and understand the differences besides the choke in cold weather.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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Fuel injection FTW
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whatever teh ninja 250 has. past till '08 carbed, 09+ prolly FI
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The busa's FI, right?

& ^^^^ That dude wants you to take BRC from MSF
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I have 1 of both and by far the fuel injected is better. Being new down here since august, my f2 which is carbeurated hasnt had any problem on firing up at all and that is 15yrs old.

All in all, get what you like and are comfortable on
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:17 PM   #6
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I guess your Dad would also tell you to get a boom box to listen to while riding your carb bike huh? Or maybe you should go get a string and tie two cans together to talk to your friends instead of a cell phone. Really that's how much sense that would make.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:37 PM   #7
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Most "beginner" bikes are not going to be FI.

Look at the best starters...
Ninja 250 = carb
Ninja 500 = carb
SV650 = carb

Look at the race bikes...
ZX-6R = FI
600RR = FI
R6 = FI

carb bikes will be cheaper, but not necessarily any less cool or worse.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:39 PM   #8
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Buy the new Honda 1000RR it's a great starter bike and save money on a helment and dont get one, your just going to tie it on the back seat anyway.
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carbs w jet kit.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:24 AM   #10
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get a fuel injected, last time i cleaned my carb it took 3-4 hrs
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carbed is just fine if you ride it once a week you wont have to clean carbs.
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Fuel Injected are so much easier to ride, super smooth on the throttle compared to a carbed bike and give you way less issues with starting. Specially if you ride regularly waiting for that bish to warm up sucks. My first bike was a carbed R6 but I put up with it, now I have an 08 and man is FI oh so sweet. Only thing is any FI bike is likely gonna be newer to it will cost you more. If you don't plan on riding daily and your looking to save the $$$ carb will work just fine.
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jet powered is the way to go imho
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thanks! looks like i should prob just look for a fi then, sounds like it will be less issues and easier to handle and what not.
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FI is better, but better isn't necessarily better for your first bike. I would say go with something a little older and cheaper. Carburetor FTW
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thanks! looks like i should prob just look for a fi then, sounds like it will be less issues and easier to handle and what not.
no not really, carbs are easier to deal with,
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I cant believe thaty no one has mentioned the sensitivity of FI vs the smoothness of carbs....

Throttle response can be very very good and unintimidating off of carbs, fuel injection tends to be more sensitive (faster reacting) which is not allways the best thing for a newer rider.....

Rolling off the throttle was much smoother with my carbed F3 than with my FI gsxr 6. The fi gsxr 6 felt a bit snatchy, wheras the f3 was always smooth and linear.

FI or carbs are fine, just make sure and run it regularly with carbs...
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I cant believe thaty no one has mentioned the sensitivity of FI vs the smoothness of carbs....

Throttle response can be very very good and unintimidating off of carbs, fuel injection tends to be more sensitive (faster reacting) which is not allways the best thing for a newer rider.....

Rolling off the throttle was much smoother with my carbed F3 than with my FI gsxr 6. The fi gsxr 6 felt a bit snatchy, wheras the f3 was always smooth and linear.

FI or carbs are fine, just make sure and run it regularly with carbs...
yeah what he said, to lazy to type just wana pw the site lol
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How about this one, who cares whether or not it's carbs or FI as long as you're on 2 wheels?
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How about this one, who cares whether or not it's carbs or FI as long as you're on 2 wheels?
that's what i'm talkin bout right there....just get whatever your pockets can afford.....but remember to factor in cost for PROPER gear.
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